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ACE Call for Papers for ASSA 2025

San Francisco, CA January 3-5

The Association of Christian Economists invites members to submit scholarly papers for consideration for inclusion in the ACE sessions scheduled for the 2025 ASSA meetings. Submissions of individual papers, complete academic sessions, or panels are invited.

Deadline: Friday April 12, 2024.

Submissions should address topics of interest to Christian economists. Such topics include but are not limited to: environmental economics, health, education, financial markets, trade, public choice, inequality, development, labor, taxation, the economics of religion, and theology and economics.

  • Papers/sessions should be scholarly in nature, and should not have already appeared in print at the time of the ASSA meeting.
  • Members submitting complete sessions or panels may include participants (paper presenters, discussants, and panelists) who are not members of the Association and who respect the goals and purposes of ACE.

Submission process:

  • Email all submissions to Stephen Smith at slssmith@hope.edu.  Please put “ACE 2025 submission” in the email subject line.
  • Submissions will be evaluated by the ACE Executive Board and others selected by the Executive Board as necessary to evaluate specific proposals. 

Questions? Contact ACE President Stephen Smith, slssmith@hope.edu.

ACE Luncheon at the ASSA Meeting, (Jan. 6, 2024)

All ACE Events at the ASSA Meeting are on Saturday, January 6, 2024.

This year’s luncheon will occur between the two sessions hosted by ACE.

Please RSVP for the annual ACE fellowship luncheon by completing this survey. Your timely RSVP allows us to provide an accurate headcount which is required by the restaurant by year end. An accurate headcount allows ACE to be more prudent with resources.

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Casa Rio – 430 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX

Located 0.3 miles from the Convention Center

Lunch will include the Enchilada and Fajita Buffet, gluten free and vegetarian options are included in the offerings. Offerings include Chili con Queso, Guacamole, Marinated Chicken and Beef Fajita Strips, Cheese Enchiladas, Chili con Carne, Grilled Peppers and Onions, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream, Pico de Gallo with Mexican Rice and Refried Beans. Chips, Salsa, Tortillas, Water, and Tea. Custom menu options are available by request. Please reach out with any additional dietary restrictions.

In order to improve the luncheon experience, we are accepting payment in advance of the meetings through our PayPal account. We will be collecting payments (cash, credit card, or check) at the luncheon as well. Click below to prepay for your luncheon (which would be a great help!).

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ACE at the ASSA Meetings in San Antonio

We have two sessions as well as a luncheon and business meeting set for the ASSA meetings in January. If you are attending the conference we would love to see you at one or all of these. The details are here. For the paper abstracts, check out the ASSA program here, and filter for sessions sponsored by the Association of Christian Economists.

ACE Fellowship Luncheon and Business Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Casa Rio – 430 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX

Located 0.3 miles from the Convention Center.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Pre-payment and additional information can be found here.

Financial Leadership for Good: Stakeholders, Shareholders, and Foundations (G3)

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Convention Center, 223
Chair: Sarah E. Hamersma, Syracuse University

Crossing the Aisle in Organizations: Leaders’ Ideological Diversity and Engagement with Multiple Stakeholders in the Nonprofit Sector
David Park, Syracuse University

Finance, Human Flourishing and the Logic of Stakeholder Engagement
Geoffrey Friesen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Doing Good and Doing It With (Investment) Style
Matteo Binfare, University of Missouri
Kyle E. Zimmerschied, University of Missouri

The Labor Market Impact of Shareholder Power: Worker-Level Evidence
Antonio Falato, Federal Reserve Board
Daniel Gallego, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Hyunseob Kim, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Till von Wachter, University of California-Los Angeles

JEL Classifications
  • G3 – Corporate Finance and Governance

Christians, Economics, and Public Choice (D7, Z1)

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Convention Center, 223
Chair: Art Carden, Samford University

“Economics is What Economists Do:” Why Developing an Index from Statutory Law Requires Economic Science
Sarah Estelle, Hope College

Godly Economics: Public Theology for an Age of Innovism
Dierdre Nansen McCloskey, Cato Institute

Papalum Economicum: Exploring Papal Encyclicals on Economic Issues Through the Lens of the Austrian School of Economics
Anton Chamberlin, Middle Tennessee State University

Religion, Civil Society Governance, and Public Choice
Anthony Gill, University of Washington

Discussant(s)

Anthony Gill, University of Washington
Edd S. Noell, Westmont College
Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, Cato Institute
Art Carden, Samford University

JEL Classifications
  • D7 – Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
  • Z1 – Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology

ACE at the ASSA Meetings in New Orleans

We have two sessions as well as a luncheon and business meeting set for the ASSA meetings in January. If you are attending the conference we would love to see you at one or all of these. The details are here. For the paper abstracts, check out the ASSA program here, and filter for sessions sponsored by the Association of Christian Economists.

ACE Fellowship Luncheon and Business Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant – French Quarter, 841 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA

Located 0.3 miles from the Marriott

The Future of Globalization: Insights from Economics and Theology (F6, F5)

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
New Orleans Marriott – Preservation Hall Studio 10
Chair: Stephen Smith, Hope College

Panelist(s)

Robert C. Tatum – University of North Carolina-Asheville
Judith M. Dean – Brandeis University
Brent P. Waters – Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
Andrew M. Yuengert – Pepperdine University

JEL Classifications
  • F6 – Economic Impacts of Globalization
  • F5 – International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy

Microeconomics Studies in Development (I3, I2)

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
New Orleans Marriott – Preservation Hall Studio 10
Chair: Kira M. Villa, University of New Mexico

Floods, Women’s Outcomes and Infant Mortality: Evidence from Three Countries in Africa
Berenger Djoumessi Tiague, University of Minnesota

Long-term Impacts of Exposure to Natural Disasters during Childhood and Adolescence: Evidence from Indonesia
Mengqi Liu, Gordon College
Kira M. Villa, University of New Mexico

Why Programs Fail: Lessons for Improving Public Service Quality from a Mixed-Methods Evaluation of an Unsuccessful Teacher Training Program in Nepal
Julie A. Schaffner, Tufts University
Paul Glewwe, University of Minnesota
Uttam Sharma, Institute for Social and Environmental Research – Nepal

Digital Training for Micro-Entrepreneurs: Experimental Evidence from Guatemala
Manuel Alejandro Estefan Davila, University of Notre Dame


JEL Classifications

  • I3 – Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
  • I2 – Education and Research Institutions